As the news of Scream Queens‘ second-season renewal sinks in, attention shifts to which of the original stars will transition from the Wallace University to the new setting, a hospital. Unlike with his American Horror Story, where the core cast play different characters each year, the idea with Scream Queens is for the actors to continue in their original roles, Fox chairman Dana Walden said today at TCA.
As I reported this morning, Jamie Lee Curtis is fully expected to return as Cathy Munsch, anchoring the horror franchise the way Jassica Lange did for the first four seasons of American Horror Story on FX.
I hear the other actress for whom the intention is to return include Lea Michele (aka Hester), who shared her excitement on Twitter following the renewal news; Emma Roberts (Chanel); Abigail Breslin (Chanel #5); Keke Palmer (Zayday); and Billie Lourd (Chanel #3). Most of the main stars of Scream Queens are said to have multi-year deals, so re-signing should be straightforward in a majority of the cases.
Scream Queens is expected to get a whole new male cast for Season 2.